Florida offensive line transfer commits to an SEC East rival

Florida has lost a number of players to the transfer portal since the regular season ended and the team announced Billy Napier as the next head coach. Napier will succeed Dan Mullen, who was fired after a Week 12 loss to the Missouri Tigers in overtime. Now, one of those players is heading to a division rival in the SEC East.

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Gerald Mincey entered the transfer portal on Nov. 29, and he has already found a new home. On Friday afternoon, Mincey announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to Tennessee with three remaining years of eligibility.

Mincey was a three-star recruit out of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale in the 2020 recruiting class. He appeared in 10 games in his two years with the Gators, mostly seeing action as a reserve offensive lineman. With his transfer, Florida’s depth along the offensive trenches takes a hit. The team now only has 11 remaining scholarship offensive linemen.

He’s one of six players to enter the transfer portal following the win over Florida State, but he’s the first to announce a destination. UF also lost two starters to the portal, receiver Jacob Copeland and Mohamoud Diabate, though neither has announced their new school yet.

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